Initiative for Refugees

Initiative for Refugees with Disabilities – Sewing Project for Refugees with Disabilities

Initiative for Refugees with Disabilities (IRD) was initiated by Angelo Ebengo Muzaliwa together with refugees with disabilities (RWDs), parents/caregivers of refugee children with disabilities and some activists in the refugee community. IRD’s aim is to provide a response through advocacy for human rights inclusiveness (access to education, health, employment and socio-economic integration).

Refugees with disabilities are confronted with an array of often unconsidered difficulties, have unaddressed specific needs, and experience barriers within the community. Refugees with disabilities are the most vulnerable people among refugee communities. Therefore, skill training programs provide a good opportunity to strengthen their economic capacities in order to guaranty self-reliance.